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captioning sponsored by macneil/lehrer productions >> woodruff: former penn state assistant football coach jerry sandusky will spend at least 30 years in prison for repeated and sustained sexual abuse of young boys. good evening. i'm judy woodruff. >> ifill: and i'm gwen ifill. on the newshour tonight, we get the latest on the sentence that guarantees sandusky will spend the rest of his life behind bars. >> woodruff: then, jeffrey brown examines charges that two chinese companies-- among the largest telecom equipment makers in the world-- are a threat to u.s. security. >> ifill: we update the presidential race as both candidates compete in battleground states, and we preview the "choice 2012," airing tonight on froline. >> woodruff: from our climate change series, hari sreenivasan reports on urban areas heating up, and one city's efforts to cool down. >> ifill: and ray suarez has the story of a mexican drug lord killed in a gunfight, and his corpse stolen from the funeral home. >> woodruff: that's all ahead on tonight's newshour. major funding for the pbs newshour has been p
a radio station. in in fact, sandusky did take shots at a host of people, including investigators, penn state, even his victims, including one in particular. >> young man who's dramatic veteran accuser and always sought attention started everything. he was joined by a well orchestrated effort of the media, investigators, the system, penn state, psychologists, civil attorneys and other accusers. they won. >> and sandusky is also expected to read a statement before the judge. what is he expected to say? >> well, i think as one of his attorneys told me, there will be contrition but not admission. so, again, he will not be taking -- he will not say, yes, i did it and i'm sorry for that. he'll probably speak for five to ten minutes and then it will be the victims' turn. >> you have a portion of a statement from one of sandusky's victims. >> that's right. cnn has obtained a statement, an excerpt from one of the statements of victim number five. this is what he plans to say in part. quote, i hope and pray that when your honor sentences mr. sandusky that you consider the real harm he has done t
:08. >>> former penn state assistant coach jerry sandusky faces sentencing today for child sex abuse. >> his lawyer says sandusky plans to tell the court he is innocent. kristin fisher is live in the satellite center. she's previewing the hearing today. good morning. >> reporter: good morning. jerry sandusky did not testify at his june trial but he is expected to speak today at his sentencing. he's expected to proclaim his innocence. in fact yesterday he even called in to a penn state radio station to essentially sort of give a preview of what he's going to be saying today in court. here is just an expert from that recording. take a listen. >> they could take away my life. they can make me out as a monster. they can treat me as a monster but they can't take away my heart. in my heart i know i did not do these alleged disgusting acts. >> reporter: keep in mind that 68-year-old former football coach has already been convicted on 48 counts of child sex abuse but sandusky says he want as new trial. he says the judge denied his legal team adequate time to mount a defense. he also accuses one of h
. sandusky is the former penn state football coach convicted of molesting 10 boys. sandusky least a recorded statement from his jail cell yesterday claiming he did not do what he called " these alleged disgusting acts. sandusky is expected to talk at this morning's hearing so we will be waiting for his words. he was found guilty of sexually abusing 10 boys over a period of 15 years. and will also have legal expert to srreste each for the event. rev up support with the election just around a corner. >> my opponent governor romney economic plan is a $500-a5 trillion dollar tax cut >> in this tax cuts would include the 1% he promised this. but most of the economist who question numbers said governor on >> the good news is what the a's and will be planned next three games at home as they try and knock off the detroit tigers. first pitch is at 6: 07. the giants will try to keep their playoff lives in cincinnati as well as the cincinnati reds have a 2-0 series lead into game 3. first pitch today in cincinnati will be at 2: 37. it's san francisco this see a gain for the manager says that last cante
. and this morning, former penn state football coach jerry sandusky finds out if he'll spend the rest of his life in prison on 45 counts of child sex abuse, he already put out a taped statement denying it all. we'll have the latest from the courthouse as soon as it happens. it is happening within minutes there in pennsylvania. >>> good morning from washington, it's four weeks until election day, tuesday, october 10. will romney serve in national polling translate into gains where it really matters t battleground states, the mimpb battleground states of iowa, wisconsin and ohio. romney will not be president unless he can put these states in play. in a new pew poll conducted since wednesday. just last month in the same poll, romney trailed by eight points. driving romney surge, a spike in republican enthusiasm, more republicans made it through pew's likely voter screen than democrats. and a larger group of registered voters, the candidates are tied at 46. while it's unlikely returns on election day make it unlikely in this pew sample that romney has the upper hand. and looking inside the pew number
penn state coach. elizabeth palmer takes us inside the compound in libya where the u.s. ambassador died, in his own bedroom. and byron pitts with angels in overalls. >> reporter: how do you see these women? are they girlfriends? neighbors? >> they're my heroes! (laughs) captioning sponsored by cbs this is the "cbs evening news" with scott pelley. >> pelley: good evening. as of today we are down to the final four weeks of the presidential campaign. the focus is narrowing, not just to the nine battleground states but to one in particular-- ohio, which could tip the balance on election night. first the big picture. nationally, the latest gallup poll shows mitt romney leading president obama 49% to 47%. that spread is within the margin of error, so it's essentially a tie. in ohio, new polling today shows this: pollster a.r.g. has romney up by one point, 48% to 47%. but a cnn poll has the president up by four, 51% to 47%. either way, it's an improvement for romney who was falling well behind in ohio until last week's debate. both candidates were in ohio today where this is the last day to re
. not before the former penn state assistant coach had his say in court. nbc's john yang has our report from the courthouse. >> reporter: jerry sandusky said nothing as he arrived in a red prisoner's jumpsuit over a bulletproof vest, looking thinner after 112 days in jail. inside, he sat passively, as three of his victims told the court of the psychological effects of the abuse when they were young boys. the man known as victim six spoke of his sense of betrayal, the very kids you claimed to help were the very ones you victimized. victim five asked the judge to consider the tears, pain and private anguish i and others have suffered. they spoke to a hushed courtroom. nbc news national investigative correspondent michael isikoff was inside. >> the most powerful moment came when victim four said, i'll never forgive you, because of you, i can't allow my only child out of sight out of fear of what might happen to him. >> reporter: sandusky delivered a rambling 15-minute statement about what he called the worst loss of my life. he repeated points he made in a defiant 3:00 statement broadcast on pe
football coach at penn state faces life in prison for 45 counts of child sex abuse. a ajury found he sexually abused ten boys over a 15-year period. some of those victims and sandusky himself are expected to address the judge during this morning's aproceedings. the most stunning development may have come hours ago, releasing an audio recording from jail, saying he is the victim. >> they can take away my life. they can make me out as a monster. they can treat me as a monster but they can't take away my heart. in my heart i know i did not do these alleged, disgust iing act as. my wife has been my only sex partner and that was after marriage. our love continues. a young man who is dramatic, veteran accuser and always sought attention astarted everything. he was joined by a well-orchestrated effort of the media, investigators, the system, penn state, psychologists, civil attorneys and other accusers. they won. i've wondered what they really won. >> we are covering all the angles. susan candiotti is outside the courthouse where the hearing is getting under way and attorney paul calan will
for the convicted penn state child rapist, jerry sandusky. >> displayed deafians and narcissism. >> the former assistant coach will coach will certainly opinion the rest of his life in prison. but sandusky and his attorneys still maintain he's innocent. >> i hate to use that phrase from the o. j. simpson barracks if ever there was a rush to judgmenter. >> shep: tonight sandusky learns his fate. plus, one of the most wanted drug king pins on earth is reportedly dead after a gun fight near the texas border. he was the leader of the vicious zeta cartel who went by the name, the executioner. but now we're told a gang has stolen his body and one of his underlings is under arrest for the murder of an american on a border lake. but first in fox this tuesday night, battle ground ohio. president obama and governor mitt romney are both in that crucial swing state tonight. four weeks to the day before the election, and some analysts are pointing out there is a change in the polls. today yet another round of opinion polls showing governor romney pulling ahead of the president after that big debate. the go
to their bodies but what you did to their psyches and souls. joining me now is mark brennan who covers penn state. on his website fightonstate.com, he was in the courtroom today. mark, it's good to see you. obviously this story is never easy to discuss, but does this in some ways -- i hate the notion of closure, because it's not like you wake up and something suddenly goes away. does this help at all now that jerry sandusky will likely spend of rest of his life in jail? >> yeah. you talk about a 30 to 60-year sentence. it might as well be 300 years. if penn state fans have one concern, they think only 30 years? most people realize it's for the rest of his life. the real odd thing today, every time this guy opens his mouth, whether it was costas last november or the radio thing yesterday or whether it was today, he just looks more and more guilty. we could see why he wasn't on the stand at his trial. >> you know, we heard people talk about perhaps a smirk on his face inside the courtroom before the sentencing he had this statement saying that the only person that he'd had, you know, sexual relatio
outlay of the martin o'malley, robert ehrlich campaigns in 2006. penn national is fighting a proposal to develop a casino at prince georges county. >>> more problems tonight for the former d.c. council chair, kwame brown. kwame, or should i say, mr. brown has been placed under curfew and ordered to make weekly visits with court officials. that court order comes earlier today. brown resigned last june after pleading not guilty to bank fraud and a campaign violence. he is not putting himself in the best position ahead of his sentencing and warned him not to tempt fate. and howard brooks should learn his fate tomorrow. brooks was the former campaign consultant who admitted he funneled funds to former friends candidate, sulaimon brown. it was all part of a campaign designed to improve gray's chances in the election. brooks pleaded guilty to obstruction of justice last may. >>> a new study finds americans are losing their religion. this according to a new forum on religion in the public life study that says the number of people identifying themselves was under 50%. 48%. that's the first ti
. the former penn state football coach once hailed as a hero on the gridiron, now officially labeled a violent sex predator under pennsylvania law. before sentencing, sandusky delivered a rambling 15-minute statement. he choked with emotion as he talked about smiling through his pain and he declared himself a victim. repeating claims of innocence, he made in a radio statement on the eve of sentencing. >> they can treat me as a monster but they can't take away my heart. in my heart, i know i did not do these alleged disgusting acts. >> reporter: the prosecutor called sandusky's statements ridiculous. >> his statement today was a master piece of banal self-delusion. completely untethered from reality and without any acceptance of responsibility. >> reporter: sandusky's defense team said it will appeal the conviction. >> we believe had we had the time, we would have had an opportunity to prove jerry's innocence. >> reporter: judge kleland called it a story of betrayal and told sandusky, you abused the trust of those who trusted you. the form he coach was convicted on 45 counts of child sexual abu
. >>> the form he penn state coach, assistant coach, jerry sandusky, learn his fate today. a judge gave him a 30 to 60-year sentence which means he will likely spend the rest of his life in prison. brian moore was in the courtroom and has more of what some of sandusky's victims said in court before the sentence was handed down. >> reporter: jerry sandusky left the courthouse to begin what amounts a life sentence behind bars. the form he penn state football kofi once hailed as a hero on the gridiron, now officially labeled a violent sex predator under pennsylvania law. before sentencing, sandusky delivered a rambling 50-minute statement. he choke with emotion as he talked about smiling through his pain and he declared himself a victim. repeating claim of innocence, he made in a radio statement on the eve of sentencing. >> they can treat me as a monster but they cannot take away my heart. in my heart i know i did not do these alleged disgusting acts. >> reporter: the prosecutor called sandusky's statements ridiculous. >> his statement today was a master piece of banal self-delusion. completely unt
will learn his fate any moment now. the sentencing for the former penn state assistant football coach is now underway. he is 68 years old. he faces hundreds of years in prison. an expected life sentence but he is still claiming his innocence in these cases, releasing this recorded state on the eve of his sentencing. >> why didn't we have a fair opportunity to prepare for trial? why have so many people suffered as a result of false allegations? what's the purpose? maybe it will help others. some vulnerable children who could be abused might not be as a result of all the publicity. that would be nice but i'm not sure about it. martha: hmmm. proclaiming his innocence the former coach and at least some of his victims are planning to address the court today. of course we'll bring you that as soon as it cops in. as soon as the sentence is handed down. bill: breaking news on that. governor mitt romney delivering what his campaign called a major foreign policy speech in virginia. during that address he suggested that the president's leadership style has made the middle east more dangerous. >> the pr
jerry sandusky begins in a pennsylvania courtroom. the former penn state football coach was found guilty of 45 counts of child sexual abuse back in june. by law, those counts would add up to a minimum of 220 years behind bars. despite his conviction, though, sandusky insisted in an audio statement that he is innocent of all the charges. >> they can take away my life, they can make me out as a monster. they can treat me as a monster, but they can't take away my heart." >> sandusky also blamed his arrest and conviction on a conspiracy crafted by accusers, investigators and the media. relatives of the former coach are expected to submit letters of support while at least two victims will address sandusky today directly. >>> the nationwide meningitis outlook has claimed its ninth victim of the the latest death was reported last night in nashville, tennessee. cdc says as many as 13,000 people received steroid shots contaminated with that fungus that can cause the deadly disease. the medication has been recalled in 23 states. it could affect patients injected for pain in the back, knees and sho
benefited from his charity the second mile. jurors convicted him. they imposed sanctions against penn state including a $60 million fine and a four-year bowl ban. jerry sandusky just arrived and the court will determine if jerry sandusky should be looked at as a violent predator and jerry sandusky will spend the rest of his life in prison. pam? >> thank you for that update now from pennsylvania and as she just mentioned, jerry sandusky just arrived in court, here he is. we have some video of him. new video this morning, there he is a arriving at court for his sentencing clearly being escorted, you can see a number of people are waiting outside and again we have a reporter there this morning. this is new video. he is a arriving in court and we have that statement he made claiming his innocence in a number of the -- and a number of the victims in the case will get to speak and we have public responses as well and we will continue to follow that story throughout the morning. >>> police are sending a strong warning for people who walk on a popular trail after a woman was attacked by a man with
at the fair grounds for decade autos happening now, closure for victims of penn state coach jerry sandusky. >> a judge handed down what amounts to a life sentence this morning. he will spend 30-80 years in prison for sexually abusing 10 boys. here is the attorney for one accuser. >> when the sentence was handed down, he was very emotional. and this is plain to see what a kaj thartic moment waits for him. >> his defense attorney says he will appeal, his security will be likely an issue. authorities decide where to place him. his crimes will make him a target for other inmates. >> and oakland police are investing -- investigating a double homicide. two men found shot dead in west oakland at 10:00 last night. near martin luther king school. the killings bring the homicide total to 97. fbi is working with hercules police to track down a killer, part of the investigation, the husband of the 55-year-old suzy ko may return home to help investigators decide if anything is missing. ko was found shot to death friday. investigators looking for a blue outback missing from the garage police looking for
the southern novelist and essayist, robert penn warren to recant his view of the civil war is a lost cause midwestern historian bruce cotton causes her to norman rockwell come in part because his capacious works on the civil war were widely read at the middle of the century. northern utes in literary critic, edmund wilson looked at the war in terms of its own pacifism, often neglect in the role of race in it in the northern negro novelist james baldwin who is the most acute essayist and tinker in the american psyche hands down working at that time. blight said that all four, and i quote, are geared to say with america's tendency towards a progressive tribal sunny sense of history at all for comdisco continues, demanded americans try to see through their well practiced in comfortable myths about the civil war and develop a genuine and authentically tragic sense of history. theo colley, critic and novelist, carol phillips said of the book, and i quote, it effortlessly seems together. whatever reanalysis biography of historical thinking and in a thoughtful and appreciative review in the new y
? >>> well, powerful testimony today before the sentencing of former penn state assistant football coach jerry sandusky. victims emotionally recounting the horror of his abuse to a judge. sandusky, in the end, was sentenced to 30-60 years in prison for sexually abusing several young boys over more than a decade. keep in mind, he's 68 years old. david lee miller is live in pennsylvania. david? >> reporter: megyn, worth noting here is that there was no visible emotion from jerry sandusky when he heard that he's going to be spending at least the next 30 years behind bars. the judge said this is about the mount to a life sentence because sandusky is now 68 years old. this is a very different-looking jerry sandusky than we've seen in the past. he was wearing a red prison jump suit. he also appeared to be a great deal thinner. he addressed the court if a rambling 10-15 minute statement. he said i didn't do these alleged disgusting acts. he said he only had sex with his wife dottie, and that was only after they were married. his statement was very similar to the taped remarks recorded by a penn
the courtroom says sandusky appear the about to try and kept clearing his voice. late yesterday, the penn state radio station aired an audio recording from sandusky giving a similar statement and reacted to what he called the worst loss of his life. >> they can take away my life, make me out as a monster and treat me as a monster but they cannot take away my heart. in my heart, i know i did not do these alleged acts. >>shepard: he blames the victims. what they have done do his life. it was quite frankly to many observers astounding. today before he delivered -- he had the sentence delivered the judge said the tragedy it is a story of betrayal. the most obvious aspect is your betrayal of ten children. sandusky calls himself the victim, even now. david lee miller is outside the courthouse where he covered the trial. david lee? >>reporter: it was an emotional day at the courthouse but worth noting there was no visible reaction whatever from jerry sandusky as you learned he would spend the next 30 years behind bars. interestingly the appearance has changed since the trial this summer. he was much t
his jail cell former penn state assistant football coach made a surprise plea pro claiming his innocence. in just a few hours, sandusky will be sentenced for abusing ten boys over a 15-year period. sandusky as well as some of the victims are expected to speak at that hearing. danielle lee joins us from the centre county courthouse with more on what we can expect. >> reporter: good morning. you may be able to see just over my right shoulder people are already lining up outside of this courthouse waiting for this hearing that is set to begin in a couple hours. it will likely be the second time in less than 24 hours that we heard from jerry sandusky after he was largely silent during the entire trial. you may remember that jerry sandusky did not testify. one of the only times we heard from him prior to his conviction was during that infamous nbc interview that didn't go well. so this last-minute statement out of his jail cell is very unheard of and in very many ways many telling. equally telling what he didn't y. he offered no apologies, only maintained his innocence. >> we will c
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over 15 years. but a judge today sentenced the former penn state assistant football coach to no less than 30 years and no more than 60 years in prison. whether 400 or 60 or even 30 simply put, sandusky at age 68 will most likely die behind bars. the former coach did not go down without a last minute play, if you will. last night, on the very eve of his sentencing, sandusky released an audio recording to a campus radio station. and i just want to play a portion of it for you. listen to this. >> they can take away my life, they can make me out as a monster, they can treat me as a monday sfreste monster, but they can't take away my heart. in my heart, i know i did not do these alleged disgusting acts. my wives has been my only sex partner and that was after marriage. >> jason carol was inside the courtroom for the sentencing today. just listening to that audio, he is still claiming he's not a monster, he is the victim in all of this. but you heard them, victims had their say in court today. what did you see and hear in there? >> well it wasn't just the victims who had their say in court
, investigators, the system, penn state, psychologists, civil attorneys and ore accusers. they won." the judge sentenced him to 30 to 60 years in prison telling sandusky this crime is not only what you did to their bodies but to their psyche and souls. outside court prosecutor joe said sandusky's statement was a joke. >> it was self-centered. it was devoid of any connection to the reality of the harm he caused. >> reporter: joe amendola set the grounds for appeal saying acquittal was possible had he had more time to prepare his case. >> what was the harm in giving him another six months to prove that? to do more research? to do more investigative work? which is what we were in the process of doing. >> reporter: the victim attorney doesn't believe there are any grounds for an appeal. though she was satisfied with today's sentence, she feels it still may not be enough. >> i honestly don't believe that there is enough time in the universe to create justice in this case. >> reporter: so again, wolf, sandusky sentenced to a minimum of 30 years in prison. sandusky telling the court, "please don't cl
island, also, a mention during a dedication ceremony, of a veterans... alma mater of penn state and, the most magnificent tribute is the naval warship behind me, the uss michael murphy, he was killed and died on the deadliest day for american naval war fare and that was since world war ii and june 28th, 2005, this is how it went down, he was leading a four man team tracking down a key taliban leader after being shot in the back he left a protected position to get a signal to radio for backup and, he and two other seals were killed that day along with 16 of his rescuers which also included seals and night stalkers with their helicopter, which was shot down. >> mortally wounded, lieutenant michael murphy found the time to say thank you in his final transmission to those directing assistance to his position. >> reporter: well, even when growing up, murphy's nickname was protector, because he stood up for kids who were billied and michael murphy's mother, maureen says the medal of honor, was always honorable, selfless and strong. >> people said to me, oh, you know, just a big dropout ra
before we learned the sentence for jerry sandusky. that 68-year-old former penn state assistant football coach is walking towards the rest of his life in prison. and his conviction notwithstanding on 45 counts of sexually abusing children, he still insists that he, jerry sandusky, the man behind the glass, is the victim. this sentence was almost a formality. 30 to 60 years behind bars. that's what the judge said. much more compelling though, the words that were spoken today, and i don't necessarily mean just from jerry sandusky. cnn's jason carroll was inside the courtroom. he's just come out to join us. all right. so play out for me exactly what happened in that courtroom where our cameras 3r7weren't allowed. >> reporter: well, it was a courtroom filled with emotion beginning, first of all, with the victims who came to address the court, who spoke about the pain and the anguish that they suffered over many, many years at the hands of jerry sandusky. victim number six, that is a young man identified as victim number six, he stood, he addressed the court. he said, quote, that night you to
down within the last hour. the disgraced former penn state football coach ordered to serve at least 30 years in prison on 45 different counts of child molestation. the lead prosecutor didn't hold back his thoughts on sandusky, especially his statement he released yesterday. >> a masterpiece that the now self-delusion, completely untethered from reality and without any acceptance of responsibility. it was entirely self-focused, as if he, again, were the victim. it was, in short, ridiculous. >> he's talking about the report that jerry sandusky released on the even of the sentencing. now his lawyers vow to appeal the penalty, saying they never got a chance to prove their case. >> would we have been able to prove it? we don't know. did we want the opportunity to prove it? yes. could it have been proven? very possibly, but we'll never know that. but the real question, folks, is why didn't we get the chance? >> nbc's national investigative correspondent michael isikoff joins us now from outside the courthouse. so, michael, explain how this all went down inside. >> reporter: well, as you ment
the headlines on "andrea mitchell reports" today, convicted child molester former penn state football coach jerry sandusky has been sentenced to at least 30 years in prison. he was found guilty in june of 45 counts of child abuse. the judge told sandusky that as a 68-year-old man making the prison term essentially a life sentence his intention, 30 to 60 years. >>> the former president of the maldives has denied charges that he illegally detained a judge while in office. he was he was arrested yesterday after he ignored a court summons and defied an order prohibiting him from leaving the country. he resigned from office earlier in year when it led to public protests. >>> a taliban gunman shot a 14-year-old pakistani girl known for her activism on the schooling of girls. this happened when she was waiting for the bus to take her home from school. her doctors say that the wounds are not life-threatening. >>> this year's nobel prize in physics has been awarded two researchers for their work in quantum physics. they share the $1.2 million prize that could result in fast computers and light based
, effectely a life sentence for the 68-year-old former penn state assistant football coach. he'll be close to 98 when he's eligible for parole. he had faced a maximum of 400 years for dozens of charges stemming from the sexual abuse of ten boys over a 15-year period. some of his victims actually spoke in court today. so did sandusky, maintaining his innocence and painting himself as the victim. this was just hours after he had released that audio statement claiming his innocence, blaming his victims for falsely accusing him. here's what the prosecutor had to say. >> his statement today was a masterpiece of banal self-delusion, completely untethered from reality and without any acceptance of responsibility. it was entirely self-focused as if he again were the victim. it was, in short, ridiculous. >> jason carroll was in the courtroom today. he's been reporting on this really from the beginning. jason, as i mentioned before, a lot of the victims spoke out today. what did they say? >> reporter: well, there was a lot of emotion in the courtroom today, anderson, as the victims stood up and talk
. sandusky himself, as john said, gave a rambling statement all over the map, talked about his days as a penn state football coach, the agony of defeat as well as the thrills of victory, talked about the times he spent with children and hoped that some glimmer of hope might come out of all this. talked about how in his prison cell, he reached over on his 46th wedding anniversary to hug his wife dottie and banged into a wall. judge cleland was very stern and measured in his talk. he called this a story of betrayal. he said your crime, addressing sandusky, is not just the assault you did on these victims' bodies, but the assault you did on their psyches and their souls, and he said the sentence he was imposing of 30 years, knowing, recognizing that sandusky was a 68-year-old man, means that you will go to jail for the rest of your life. >> and i know that sandusky'sam has said that he's going to pursue this and appeal this, which is not a surprise, but does it seem like there are significant grounds for an appeal? >> reporter: well, the grounds for appeal that sandusky's lawyer have cited was t
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